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Sukwon Choi

Kenneth Kuan-Yun Kuo Early Career Professor
Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical Engineering

306 Reber Building

sfc5185@psu.edu

814-863-4355

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Energy Systems; Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Interest Areas:

Micro/nanoscale thermal characterization; Multi-physics analysis of microelectronics and MEMS; Wide bandgap/ultra-wide bandgap semiconductor devices; Thermal management of microelectronics; Semiconductor device reliability

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, 2005
  • MS, Automotive Engineering, Hanyang University, 2007
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • Sukwon Choi, Samuel Graham, Eric Heller and Donald Dorsey, 2013, The analysis of wide band gap semiconductors using Raman spectroscopy, Springer New York, New York, NY, pp. 545–582

Journal Articles

  • Yiwen Song, James Lundh, Weijie Wang, Jacob Leach, Devon Eichfeld, Anusha Krishnan, Carlos Perez, Dong Ji, Trent Borman, Kevin Ferri, Jon-Paul Maria, Srabanti Chowdhury, Jae-Hyun Ryou, Brian Foley and Sukwon Choi, 2020, "The Doping Dependence of the Thermal Conductivity of Bulk Gallium Nitride Substrates", Journal of Electronic Packaging
  • Peter de Bock, David Huitink, Patrick J. Shamberger, James Lundh, Sukwon Choi, Nicholas Niedbalski and Lauren Boteler, 2020, "A System to Package Perspective On Transient Thermal Management of Electronics", Journal of Electronic Packaging
  • Bikramjit Chatterjee, James Spencer Lundh, Daniel Shoemaker, Tae Kyoung Kim, Hoyeon Kim, Noel C. Giebnik, Joon Seop Kwak, Jaehee Cho and Sukwon Choi, 2020, "Characterization of the Interdependence Between the Light Output and Self-Heating of Gallium Nitride Light-Emitting Diodes", Journal of Electronic Packaging, 142, (3)
  • James Spencer Lundh, Yiwen Song, Bikramjit Chatterjee, Albert G. Baca, Robert J. Kaplar, Andrew M. Armstrong, Andrew A. Allerman, Brianna A. Klein, Dustin Kendig, Hyungtak Kim and Sukwon Choi, 2020, "Device-Level Multidimensional Thermal Dynamics With Implications for Current and Future Wide Bandgap Electronics", Journal of Electronic Packaging, 142, (3)
  • Robert Pearson, Bikramjit Chatterjee, Samuel Kim, Samuel Graham, Alexander Rattner and Sukwon Choi, 2020, "Guidelines for Reduced-Order Thermal Modeling of Multifinger GaN HEMTs", Journal of Electronic Packaging, 142, (2)
  • Bikramjit Chatterjee, Daniel Shoemaker, Yiwen Song, Tan Shi, Hsien-Lien Huang, Dongmin Keum, Anusha Krishnan, Brian Foley, , Jinwoo Hwang, Hyungtak Kim and Sukwon Choi, 2020, "Cumulative Impacts of Proton Irradiation on the Self-Heating of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs", ACS Applied Electronic Materials
  • Bikramjit Chatterjee, Canberk Dundar, Thomas E. Beechem, Eric Heller, Dustin Kendig, Hyungtak Kim, Nazli Donmezer and Sukwon Choi, 2020, "Nanoscale electro-thermal interactions in AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors", Journal of Applied Physics, 127, (4), pp. 044502
  • Bikramjit Chatterjee, James Spencer Lundh, Yiwen Song, Daniel Shoemaker, Albert G. Baca, Robert J. Kaplar, Thomas E. Beechem, Christopher Saltonstall, Andrew A. Allerman, Andrew M. Armstrong, Brianna A. Klein, Anushka Bansal, Hamid R. Seyf, Disha Talreja, Alexej Pogrebnyakov, Eric Heller, Venkatraman Gopalan, Asegun S. Henry, Joan M Redwing, Brian Foley and Sukwon Choi, 2020, "Interdependence of Electronic and Thermal Transport in AlxGa1-xN Channel HEMTs", IEEE Electron Device Letters, pp. 1-1
  • Weijie Wang, Jie Chen, James Spencer Lundh, Shahab Shervin, Seung Kyu Oh, Sara Pouladi, Zhoulyu Rao, Ja Yeon Kim, Min-Ki Kwon, Xiaohang Li, Sukwon Choi and Jae-Hyun Ryou, 2020, "Modulation of the two-dimensional electron gas channel in flexible AlGaN/GaN high-electron-mobility transistors by mechanical bending", Applied Physics Letters, 116, (12), pp. 123501
  • Bikramjit Chatterjee, Ke Zeng, Christopher D. Nordquist, Uttam Singisetti and Sukwon Choi, 2019, "Device-level thermal management of gallium oxide field-effect transistors", IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 9, (12), pp. 2352-2365
  • Anushka Bansal, Ke Wang, James Spencer Lundh, Sukwon Choi and Joan M. Redwing, 2019, "Effect of Ge doping on growth stress and conductivity in AlxGa1-xN", Applied Physics Letters, 114, (14), pp. 142101
  • Seung Kyu Oh, James Spencer Lundh, Shahab Shervin, Bikramjit Chatterjee, Dong Kyu Lee, Sukwon Choi, Joon Seop Kwak and Jae-Hyun Ryou, 2019, "Thermal management and characterization of high-power wide-bandgap semiconductor electronic and photonic devices in automotive applications", Journal of Electronic Packaging, 141, (2), pp. 20801--20817
  • Weijie Wang, Seung Min Lee, Sara Pouladi, Jie Chen, Shahab Shervin, Seonno Yoon, Jung Hwan Yum, Eric S. Larsen, Christopher W. Bielawski, Bikramjit Chatterjee, Sukwon Choi, Jungwoo Oh and Jae-Hyun Ryou, 2019, "Polarization modulation effect of BeO on AlGaN/GaN high-electron-mobility transistors", Applied Physics Letters, 115, (10), pp. 103502
  • Ramesh Shrestha, Yuxuan Luan, Sunmi Shin, Teng Zhang, Xiao Luo, James S. Lundh, Wei Gong, Michael R. Bockstaller, Sukwon Choi, Tengfei Luo, Renkun Chen, Kedar Hippalgaonkar and Sheng Shen, 2019, "High-contrast and reversible polymer thermal regulator by structural phase transition", Science Advances, 5, (12)
  • James Spencer Lundh, Bikramjit Chatterjee, Yiwen Song, Albert G. Baca, Robert J. Kaplar, Thomas E. Beechem, Andrew A. Allerman, Andrew M. Armstrong, Brianna A. Klein, Anushka Bansal, Disha Talreja, Alexej Pogrebnyakov, Eric Heller, Venkatraman Gopalan, Joan M. Redwing, Brian M. Foley and Sukwon Choi, 2019, "Multidimensional thermal analysis of an ultrawide bandgap AlGaN channel high electron mobility transistor", Applied Physics Letters, 115, (15), pp. 153503
  • Bikramjit Chatterjee, Asanka Jayawardena, Eric Heller, David W. Snyder, Sarit Dhar and Sukwon Choi, 2018, "Thermal characterization of gallium oxide Schottky barrier diodes", Review of Scientific Instruments, 89, (11), pp. 114903
  • Servin Rathi, Inyeal Lee, Moonshik Kang, Dongsuk Lim, Yoontae Lee, Serhan Yamacli, Han-Ik Joh, Seongsu Kim, Sang-Woo Kim, Sun Jin Yun, Sukwon Choi and Gil-Ho Kim, 2018, "Observation of negative differential resistance in mesoscopic graphene oxide devices", Scientific reports, 8, (1), pp. 7144
  • Ramesh Shrestha, Pengfei Li, Bikramjit Chatterjee, Teng Zheng, Xufei Wu, Zeyu Liu, Tengfei Luo, Sukwon Choi, Kedar Hippalgaonkar, Maarten P de Boer and Sheng Shen, 2018, "Crystalline polymer nanofibers with ultra-high strength and thermal conductivity", Nature communications, 9
  • J. Dallas, G. Pavlidis, B. Chatterjee, J. S. Lundh, M. Ji, J. Kim, Teh-Hui Kao, T. Detchprohm, R. D. Dupuis, S. Shen, S. Graham and Sukwon Choi, 2018, "Thermal characterization of gallium nitride p-i-n diodes", Applied Physics Letters, 112, (7), pp. 073503
  • Tae Kyoung Kim, Moon Uk Cho, Jae Min Lee, Yu-Jung Cha, Seung Kyu Oh, Bikramjit Chatterjee, Jae-Hyun Ryou, Sukwon Choi and Joon Seop Kwak, 2018, "Improved light output power of 16?×?16 pixelated micro-LEDs for headlights by enhancing the reflectivity and coverage of the p-electrode", Physica Status Solidi (a), pp. 1700571--n/a
  • B. D. Tierney, Sukwon Choi, Sandeepan Dasgupta, J. R. Dickerson, S. Reza, R. J. Kaplar, A. G. Baca and M. J. Marinella, 2017, "Evaluation of a "field cage" for electric field control in GaN-based HEMTs that extends the scalability of breakdown into the kV regime", Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Electron Devices, 64, (9), pp. 3740-3747
  • Seung Kyu Oh, Moon Uk Cho, James Dallas, Taehoon Jang, Dong Gyu Lee, Sara Pouladi, Jie Chen, Weijie Wang, Shahab Shervin, Hyunsoo Kim, Seungha Shin, Sukwon Choi, Joon Seop Kwak and Jae-Hyun Ryou, 2017, "High-power flexible AlGaN/GaN heterostructure field-effect transistors with suppression of negative differential conductance", Applied Physics Letters, 111, (13), pp. 133502
  • Sukwon Choi, G. M. Peake, G. A. Keeler, K. M. Geib, R. D. Briggs, T. E. Beechem, R. A. Shaffer, J. Clevenger, G. A. Patrizi, J. F. Klem, A. Tauke-Pedretti and C. D. Nordquist, 2016, "Thermal design and characterization of heterogeneously integrated InGaP/GaAs HBTs", Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 6, (5), pp. 740-748
  • Sukwon Choi and Benjamin A Griffin, 2016, "Local residual stress monitoring of aluminum nitride MEMS using UV micro-Raman spectroscopy", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 26, (2), pp. 025009
  • Christopher D Nordquist, Darren W Branch, Tammy Pluym, Sukwon Choi, Janet H Nguyen, Alejandro Grine, Christopher W Dyck, Sean M Scott, Molly N Sing, Roy H Olsson and III, 2016, "MEMS switching of contour-mode aluminum nitride resonators for switchable and reconfigurable radio frequency filters", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 26, (10), pp. 104001
  • Sukwon Choi, E. R. Heller, D. Dorsey, R. Vetury and S. Graham, 2013, "Thermometry of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs using multispectral Raman features", Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Electron Devices, 60, (6), pp. 1898-1904
  • Sukwon Choi, Eric Heller, Donald Dorsey, Ramakrishna Vetury and Samuel Graham, 2013, "The impact of mechanical stress on the degradation of AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors", Journal of Applied Physics, 114, (16), pp. 164501
  • Sukwon Choi, Eric Heller, Donald Dorsey, Ramakrishna Vetury and Samuel Graham, 2013, "Analysis of the residual stress distribution in AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors", Journal of Applied Physics, 113, (9), pp. 093510
  • Sukwon Choi, E. R. Heller, D. Dorsey, R. Vetury and S. Graham, 2013, "The impact of bias conditions on self-heating in AlGaN/GaN HEMTs", Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Electron Devices, 60, (1), pp. 159-162
  • Eric Heller, Sukwon Choi, Donald Dorsey, Ramakrishna Vetury and Samuel Graham, 2013, "Electrical and structural dependence of operating temperature of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs", Microelectronics Reliability, 53, (6), pp. 872 - 877
  • B. Pant, Sukwon Choi, E. K. Baumert, B. L. Allen, S. Graham, K. Gall and O. N. Pierron, 2012, "MEMS-based nanomechanics: influence of MEMS design on test temperature", Experimental Mechanics, 52, (6), pp. 607–617
  • Byoungnam Park, Sukwon Choi, Samuel Graham and Elsa Reichmanis, 2012, "Memory and photovoltaic elements in organic field effect transistors with donor/acceptor planar-hetero Junction interfaces", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, (17), pp. 9390-9397
  • Sukwon Choi, K. Chu, J. Ryu and M. Sunwoo, 2009, "Empirical modeling of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell based on water transport investigation and current interrupt measurement", International Journal of Automotive Technology, 10, (6), pp. 719

Conference Proceedings

  • Bikramjit Chatterjee, James Spencer Lundh, Daniel Shoemaker, Tae Kyoung Kim, Joon Seop Kwak, Jaehee Cho and Sukwon Choi, 2019, "Correlated Effects of Self-Heating, Light Output, and Efficiency of GaN Light-Emitting Diodes on Junction Temperature", ASME 2019 International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems
  • James Spencer Lundh, Yiwen Song, Bikram Chatterjee, Albert G. Baca, Robert J. Kaplar, Andrew M. Armstrong, Andrew A. Allerman, Hyungtak Kim and Sukwon Choi, 2019, "Integrated Optical Probing of the Thermal Dynamics of Wide Bandgap Power Electronics", ASME 2019 International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems
  • Bikramjit Chatterjee, Tae Kyoung Kim, Yiwen Song, James Spencer Lundh, Sang-Woo Han, Daniel Shoemaker, Jae Min Lee, Moon Uk Cho, Rongming Chu, Joon Seop Kwak and Sukwon Choi, 2019, "Enhancement of the electrical and thermal performance of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs using a novel resistive field plate structure", pp. 362-369
  • Bikramjit Chatterjee, Jacob H. Leach, Sarit Dhar and Sukwon Choi, 2018, "Temperature and stress metrology of ultra-wide bandgap ß-Ga2O3 thin films", pp. 202-207
  • J. Dallas, G. Pavlidis, B. Chatterjee, J. S. Lundh, M. Ji, J. Kim, T. Kao, T. Detchprohm, R. D. Dupuis, S. Shen, S. Graham and Sukwon Choi, 2017, "Thermal characterization of GaN vertical p-i-n diodes", 2017 16th Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm), pp. 328-333
  • J. S. Lundh, B. Chatterjee, J. Dallas, H. Kim and Sukwon Choi, 2017, "Integrated temperature mapping of lateral gallium nitride electronics", 2017 16th Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm), pp. 320-327
  • B. Chatterjee, J. S. Lundh, J. Dallas, H. Kim and Sukwon Choi, 2017, "Electro-thermal reliability study of GaN high electron mobility transistors", 2017 16th Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm), pp. 1247-1252
  • Georges Pavlidis, James Dallas, Sukwon Choi, Shyh-Chiang Shen and Samuel Graham, 2017, "Steady state and transient thermal characterization of vertical GaN pin diodes", American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2017 International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems, (58097), pp. V001T05A011
  • Sukwon Choi, K. Chu, J. Ryu and M. Sunwoo, 2006, "Water Transport Experiment of the PEFC based on a Generic Experimental Method", pp. 1-6

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Editor's Pick, Applied Physics Letters, March 2020
  • Featured Article, Journal of Applied Physics, January 2020
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) InterPACK 2017 Best Poster Award, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, September 2017
  • CY 2014 NNSA Defense Programs Awards of Excellence, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), November 2015
  • 2014 M. Hetényi Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), June 2013
  • President’s Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2008 - August 2012
  • Air Force’s Young Investigator Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), October 2016
  • Kenneth Kuan-Yun Kuo Early Career Professorship in Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, September 2018

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